Joseph A. Palmiero, 82, of Meadville, passed away peacefully following a sudden illness while surrounded by his family on December 22, 2021 in Wexford.
He was born June 3, 1939 in Meadville, a son of the late Stanislaus and Mary Monteleone Palmiero. Joe was a 1958 graduate of Meadville Area Senior High. He attended Grove City College and Allegheny College before marrying Linda C. Allison on October 14, 1967. Joe and Linda moved to Gibsonia in 2012 after living in Meadville for many years.
Joe began a very successful career in the automobile business in 1958 when he started selling cars at Milt Nodler Motors. Joe opened his first automobile dealership, Lake Dodge, in 1978 in Linesville. Joe then opened Palmiero Toyota in 1981, Palmiero Nissan in 2004 and Honda North in 2005. He was honored in San Francisco, CA in 2015 as the Pennsylvania candidate for the TIME Dealer of the Year Award. Joe remained actively involved with his children and business partners in Palmiero Toyota and Honda North. Both dealerships have received national recognition for having the highest Customer Satisfaction attainable. Joe’s work was also his pleasure.
Joe was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head Island, SC. He enjoyed spending time with his wife Linda in Hilton Head for half of the year, keeping in touch with his many cherished friends and relatives, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Joe was an extremely generous individual who received true joy from giving to others. He gave back a great deal to the Meadville community and helped numerous families and individuals anonymously. He has purchased Christmas presents for families in need for over 40 years and has given to countless people. Joe will be greatly missed but remembered as a fine person of integrity, humor, generosity and thoughtfulness. He had a huge heart.
Joe is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of 54 years; his daughter, Allison Brady and her husband Tim of Meadville; his son, Jon Palmiero and his wife Alicia of Mars; four grandchildren, Nicholas Brady and Evan, Max, and Ellie Palmiero; his sister Rosemary Generalovich and her husband Brian; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, December 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where the funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Franklin, Pastor of Meridian Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute (for the Benevolent Fund), 16792 Conneaut Lake Rd., Meadville, PA 16335 or The Lighthouse Foundation, 116 Browns Hill Rd, Valencia, PA 16059.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net
Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute
16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville PA 16335
The Lighthouse Foundation
116 Browns Hill Rd., Valencia PA 16059